Fruits of Japan supermarket

Banana is everyone’s favorite. Available all seasons. The cheapest fruit. I will not question its benefits. I remember that I have ever bought banana which comes from Philippines and Equador. Rarely from Indonesia.

Apples. One. Three in a pack. Five in a pack. Big pack. Red. Green. Fuji. Crisp, moist, taste good. Toddler finger food.

Kiwi. I only encountered New Zealand kiwi. The gold (yellow) kiwi is sweet when you save it several days at room temperature.

Mikan (mandarin oranges) sometimes sweet and juicy, sometimes sour, sometimes dry. Samples are helpful.

Small oranges that you can eat as a whole. Yes, eat it with its orange peel. I forget the name. Only available around winter-spring? Around 1 inch for its diameter.

Sunkist are seasonal fruit here. Before summer, I remember. Good when they are raw, juiced, marmalade or in agar.

Strawberries are mostly available around winter and early spring. There are small strawberries and big strawberries. Sometimes sweet, sometimes sour. Choose the red one and eat soon.

Watermelons are mostly available in summer. But you may find it in spring too. Or slightly in winter. In my opinion, always too pricey. Over ¥1000 for a small one. It’s ten times more expensive than in my hometown.

One day at this month, I bought honeydew melon (ハネデューメロン). Juicy! Eat it as it is. I recommend to wait for several days outside refrigerator.

Pineapples are sweet and sour here. Sour at my university’s cafeteria. Sweet at supermarket, haha. Not pure sweet though, a bit refreshingly sour.

Mango. Mexican mango, the one I’ve tried after almost three years stay at Japan. Truly sweet. Too expensive compared with at my country, that’s why I never had bought it before. My home (in my hometown) has one mango tree and its fruits are sweet in its harvest time.

Peaches are great. Sweet and fresh. Good for pie and cake. Available around summer.

Fig only available at its harvest time. I bought once. Buy fig on the same day you eat it.

Cherry! I bought the sour one. But I think it’s good to try, for someone who never eat raw cherry before, haha. Sugary pickled cherry.

Blueberries grow here. I bought them  at a traditional senior citizen shop and made a blueberry juice. Fresh and a little bit sour. Only available at its harvest time. Around spring and summer.

Lemons are available all the time since it’s great for cooking. Make a sauce with it. Don’t forget to put the peel too. Also nice for lemon tea. Don’t let them spoil, please.

Tomatoes. Buy big red tomatoes. Watery, juicy, delicious. Nice for sambal. Buy cherry tomatoes. Fresh and sweet. But it’s too expensive compared to my country.

And still so many more fruits sold at supermarket, local fruits and imported fruits.

Resep panekuk (pancake)

“Panekuk!” Begitulah kata yg diingat suami dalam salah satu scene komik donald bebek.

Panekuk (pancake)

Sudah lama ingin mencoba resep panekuk, tapi akhirnya baru dieksekusi minggu lalu karena mencari ide snack si kecil.

Resep ini berawal dari resep di Allrecipes.com. Dari resep ini, saya berhasil recook resepnya. Resepnya tidak manis, tidak asin, benar-benar resep panekuk dasar. Peluang untuk modifikasi resep sangat besar. Saya juga sudah mencoba dengan tambahan buah stroberi dalam adonan, dan buah pisang dalam adonan, juga ditambah mentega dan madu dalam penyajian. Pada akhirnya, saya memodifikasi resepnya menyesuaikan dengan citarasa keluarga. Mari melihat resep yang sudah saya modifikasi.

Alat

  • 2 mangkuk stainless steel ukuran sedang
  • 1 alat kocok balloon whisk ukuran sedang (untuk adonan kering dan adonan utama
  • 1 alat kocok balloon whisk ukuran kecil (untuk adonan basah)
  • 1 sendok sayur
  • Wajan anti lengket minimal ukuran 20cm
  • Pembalik

Bahan adonan kering

  • 1 cup tepung terigu
  • 1 sdm gula pasir (2 sdm untuk adonan manis)
  • 1 sdt baking powder
  • 1/4 sdt soda kue
  • 1/4 sdt garam
  • 1/4 sdt vanilla powder (boleh tidak diberi)

Bahan adonan basah

  • 1 butir telur
  • 1 cup susu sapi cair (bisa diganti air)
  • 2 sdm minyak sayur (saya pakai minyak kanola)

Cara membuat

  • Campur adonan kering dalam satu mangkuk, buat kawah di tengah-tengah, sisihkan.
  • Di mangkuk terpisah, kocok telur sampai merata, berwarna kuning pucat dan sedikit berbuih. Kemudian masukkan susu, kocok lagi. Terakhir masukkan minyak sayur, kocok lagi.
  • Masukkan adonan basah di kawah adonan kering sedikit demi sedikit sambil diaduk pelan. Lanjutkan sampai semua adonan basah habis. Aduk memutar dari tengah-tengah mangkuk menuju pinggiran mangkuk. Aduk sampai merata sehingga tidak ada tepung yang masih menggumpal.
  • Panaskan wajan dengan sedikit minyak sayur pada api kecil-sedang, tunggu sampai benar-benar panas. Masak adonan seukuran sendok sayur. Balik panekuk dengan pembalik ketika pinggiran sudah terlihat coklat, sudah banyak bubble yang terbentuk dan tinggal sedikit adonan di bagian atas yang belum matang. Sekitar 1-2 menit. 
  • Masak adonan satu per satu seukuran sendok sayur. Berikan minyak sayur lagi pada wajan setiap kali memasak satu ukuran adonan.

Adonan untuk 3-5 lembar panekuk, tergantung ukuran diameter dan ketebalan. Rasanya tidak terlalu manis. Plain. Tinggal makan dengan buah kesukaan, mentega, madu atau susu. Selamat mencoba.

Catatan modifikasi:

  • Soda kue saya kurangi dari resep asli karena menurut saya dan suami, soda kuenya terlalu banyak sehingga terasa pahit getir.
  • Saya pernah mencoba mengganti 1 cup susu dengan 1/4 cup susu dan 3/4 air karena persediaan susu habis. Kemudian rasanya tidak terlalu banyak berubah.

Saya juga membuat versi terang bulan (martabak manis) dari resep ini. Tinggal ditaburi topping kesukaan. Kacang almond, kacang mete, kacang tanah, coklat, keju, meses sesuai selera.

  

Omiyage

#EatingHalal

Monday, 5th January: the first workday in 2016. Some emails came informing omiyage people brought from their holiday; Osaka, Kobe, Gunma, and Kyoto*. Some of the omiyage taste really good I think. I want to have a simple review about it. The one that I like is rusk. Nothing haram or doubtful** in the ingredients list that I have read for these two kinds of rusk. Baca lebih lanjut

Halal restaurant in Japan – Sumiyakiya 炭やき屋

Assalamu’alaykum, Muslim readers..

Bismillah, second post about halal restaurant in Japan. As for me, a foreigner in Japan, usually we just want to try to taste another dish from another country. However, we must find restaurant that serve halal menu. Here’s one more restaurant.

Ever heard about MHalalC? They got this one fascinating halal restaurant. A lot of halal menu offered; food, drink, lunch set, and even course. Still in my to-do-list though, worth to share.

sumiyakiya halal menu

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Halal restaurant in Japan – Kappou Suruga 割烹 駿河

Assalamu’alaykum, Muslim readers.. This’ll be my first post about Halal restaurant in Japan series. I hope I won’t write long in every post. Only important information included. Restaurant or food photos won’t included, please see in the link provided (foursquare, restaurant review website, or the restaurant website). Open hours also can be accessed in the link. According to NAHA (Nippon Asia Halal Association), there is a Muslim friendly restaurant near Chiba station.

NAHA-Kappo Suruga

*****

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Takoyaki, Tsukurimashou!

Assalamu’alaikum, pembaca muslim..

Kali ini, saya kembali posting bahasa Indonesia. Berhubung bulan Ramadhan (Alhamdulillah..), saya eksperimen membuat jajanan daripada lauk.

hap hap hap

hap! hap! hap!

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A Very Simple Recipe: Shrimps in Oyster Sauce

shrimps in oyster sauce

Don’t you see? It’s written “Delicious”.

Assalamu’alaikum, muslim readers..

As I wrote in my previous post, lately I blog about my cooking experiments. Here is another simple recipe of shrimps for my family. Easy, quick and tasty. Don’t you wanna try this too? :mrgreen:

The Recipe

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